Kimberly-Clark Names Thomas J. Mielke Senior Vice President of Law, Government Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer

    DALLAS, Sept. 13 /CNW/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:   KMB) today
announced the election of Thomas J. Mielke, formerly vice president and chief
counsel for the company's North Atlantic consumer businesses, as senior vice
president of law, government affairs and Chief Compliance Officer. He will
report to Chairman and CEO Thomas J. Falk.
    Mielke succeeds Ronald D. Mc Cray, who recently resigned to join Nike,
Inc., as vice president and Chief Administrative Officer, reporting to its
President and CEO.
    "Tom is an exceptional leader with a thorough understanding of our global
businesses," Falk said. "He is a passionate advocate for Kimberly-Clark and
our well-known and trusted brands. I look forward to working with him and
other members of my senior leadership team, as we continue to successfully
execute key growth initiatives under our Global Business Plan."
    Mielke, who joined Kimberly-Clark in 1988, has extensive U.S. and
international patent, trademark and general litigation experience. Before
coming to Kimberly-Clark, he was a patent attorney with the Los Angeles law
firm of Spensley, Horn, Jubas and Lubitz and with Dow Chemical Company in
Midland, Mich.
    He earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and business from
Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota in 1980. He graduated cum laude with a
juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1983.
    About Kimberly-Clark
    Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part
of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people
-- almost a quarter of the world's population -- trust K-C brands and the
solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well being. With
brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend,
Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80
countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the
company's 135-year history of innovation, visit

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